I’ve seen similar posts like this but wanted to draft a rough proposal for a $PickleArmy within the forums. As Pickle continue to grow its community base, I believe maintaining a supportive system of brother/sisterhood is important. This will help sustain the community long term and recruit more participants. I was thinking we could have a sort of rank and file system for volunteers ranging from pickle cadets, to privates, lieutenants, etc. It would be community driven and volunteers can move up the ranks by providing real value to the ecosystem. Maybe we could have a community upvote/ point reward system for the best and brightest. The more points earned, the higher you move up in the ranks.
In addition, I think this would be a cool opportunity for artists to implement different mascot prototypes based on the ranks. I was thinking of military style pickle characters where the camo is instead made of pickles. Furthermore, I know eeeeeverybody is talking about implementing NFTs. Well. what if instead of having an NFT staking program, we rewarded those who move up in the ranks with exclusive NFT cards that represent their rank and value in the ecosystem. As you move up, a new and exclusive card is minted. A card that cannot be minted by outside staking , which would drive focus away from Pickle’s mission, but by provided value and capital to the network. Maybe we can implement something where points can be redeemed for exclusive NFT cards that represent your ownership and contribution. This would REWARD those who put money where their mouth is as well as others who provide true value. Artists, strategists, bloggers, developers, etc.
Furthermore, perhaps in the future, we could implement a way to maintain value for these NFTs by either:
letting participants redeem the NFTs for additional pickle shares
Selling them on the open market for profit , where the NFT actually represents underlying value of the Pickle community
Hold onto them as exclusive digital collectibles that continue to accrue in value.
Very rough idea, but what are y’alls thoughts? feel free to criticize and bruise my ego.